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Full text of "Further Sources Of Vijayanagara History"

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Xarasa Nayaka came with a large army, did away with Koneri-
raia and ( occupied) the area including Tiruceirappalli. In the
next rear, Nala. in the month of Aippasi, on the fourteenth day,
Xa^aina Nayaka and Kumara Narasa Nayaka came to worship
the perumal (deity), and Kandadai Ramanuja helped them to
do so, and obtained an order from Narasa Nayaka to resume
for the sacred treasury the tiruvidaiyattam and other
lands enjoyed by others in iisufructory mortgagee (ott-i), and
thus released the tiruvidaiyattam ; he also got these lands
exempted &asaruamanyam from vetti-vari and pura-vari including
what was due to the talaiyari of the uadii ; he caused money to
be remitted to the temple treasury for making jewels to the deity
viz,, ka$thamalai, padakkam, etc., made of pearls arid precious
stones, and the purchase of aruva&am, chauries, and several
kinds of silks, and got these entered in the treasury ; he
obtained, as Narasa Nayaka's gift, provision for one hundred
servants of the temple on the average to pound and clean the
paddy for the offerings in the sacred temple ; and he
commanded Madhava Aiyangar to see that the daily routine of
worship, offerings and so on to the deity was carried out
without any shortage .........

jSXyf/ffrtfu, pp. 144-5.
96.    VIRA NARASIMHA.

Daily routine :  Vira Narasimharaya usually got up from
his bed in Vijayanagara in the Brahma-muhurta* and listened
to the reading of booksf both on religion and politics. Then
he looked at the reflection of his own image in the mirror, and
touched un-married girls arid a black cow* He also looked at
the face of the Brahmans, and having performed his ablutions,
put on the caste-mark. Then he sat in the audience hall, when
the ilrtha and the prasada of 108 Tirupatis, the sacred vibhuti,
sandal paste, aud yrasada of the 72 ^Siva) temples were offered to
him; he advanced forward a little and received them in his hands
with great respect. Having placed them upon his head, he
commanded the Aiyangars and the Aradhyas who came to the

*The time between 4*30 a-m. and 6 a.m. is known as
tThe text contains a long list of books of little interest, honce it it omitted,